Female American Goldfinch Among The Branches

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© Andrea Petersen

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The birds of the heaven have their habitation which sing among the branches..
Psalm 104: 12

I thought at first this bird was getting building materials together for a nest but then I read that the goldfinches do not breed until late summer around August when thistledown is available for their tightly woven nests...She was grabbing the soft dried blossoms and leaves off the Olive Tree when I shot this picture of her today and she was eating it...to perhaps supplement her diet. I learn something new every day with nature and birds teach us so eloquently how to live the simple life.

Song birds in natures habitat
Know exactly where it's at...
On the branches of an Olive tree.
When they use their brain,
To sing joy among thee,
We learn they've sung it simply.
For peace on earth to reign...

Poetry by me, AJP

17 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2012):

    sweet !!!good appetite

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (17 May 2012):

    You are really getting your money's worth out of that 300mm lens!! Well done

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (17 May 2012):

    Adorable!!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (17 May 2012):

    Framed wonderfully--dramatic glow of light pulls the eye in so softly---clarity, texture, and colours very well balanced-- super

  • Deb Exteen

    Deb Exteen (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2012):

    Great photo with great colors, dof and comp. And I love the way you always know the exact name of each species...

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (17 May 2012):

    really nice!!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (17 May 2012):

    Charming & superb DOF!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (17 May 2012):

    Aww ... what a wonderful capture of this beautiful Goldfinch and interesting info on them!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (17 May 2012):

    A seldom seen view of bird life.. and another remarkable capture! They are such beautiful birds, an absolute joy to see..

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (18 May 2012):

    There is zo much to learn about these little guys!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (18 May 2012):

    Fantastic shot!! Such great timing!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (18 May 2012):

    Excellent Capture! Wonderful Color and Detail!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (19 May 2012):

    Ah so cute, love this shot..

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (19 May 2012):

    amazing capture in every way

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (20 May 2012):

    Very nice shot!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (21 May 2012):

    I would have thought that it was building material too Andrea. Thanks for the info. Great capture!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi   gave props (22 May 2012):

    Just lovely.

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